The Great Plant Escape

Case 1 - Introduction to the Concept

The goals of the first week (these are Grade 4 system-wide goals) are:

  • Understand the essential things needed for plant growth.

  • Work independently to nurture the growth of a living organism.

  • Work cooperatively to begin the investigation of what plant care (care for living things) involves.

The objectives of the first week are for students to:

  • demonstrate knowledge/recognition of the words related to seeds and plants.

  • read to find answers to questions.

  • describe and record observations.

  • listen for answers and new information.

  • describe how plants grow and what they need to grow.

  • make hypothesis about lettuce and its growth (time, size, color, etc.)

There are four main concepts to this lesson:

  • Plants are made up of different parts. Each part has a specific function. These parts can also help us to identify plants.

  • Certain plant parts are edible. They are important food sources for both humans and animals.

  • There are seven basic requirements that plants need in order to grow properly: temperature, light, water, air, nutrients, time, and room to grow.

  • Plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, energy, and pleasure.

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